Mom Reviews Visual Latin


Visual Latin mom reviews the curriculum on     Pros: Enjoyable, streamlined, stress-free Cons: Answer keys in Beta version; needs some editing for small quirks This is a wonderful introduction to Latin, a kick-starter for those who have previously burned out on Latin, and a great way for the family to learn Latin together. We’ve used […]

Lessons in Leadership from Teddy Roosevelt


In 1898, Theodore Roosevelt was rather bored by the red tape of political life. Roosevelt was a natural leader and, feeling there was nothing more he could do from Washington, he gathered around himself a hurley-burley mix of cowboys and ivy-league dandies and formed the 1st Volunteer Cavalry (who later went on to become known […]

Back to Homeschool Traditions: Focusing on Love

Back to Homeschool Traditions: Focusing on Love

This is a guest post from Kathy at Simply Homeschool Living. Our homeschool is in its fourth year, and our pets (a black lab and a small kitty) are a big part of our day. You’ll find the dog lounging on the couch with her head on my son’s lap while he does his math, or the […]

Back to Homeschool Traditions: Shopping!


This is a guest post from Debbi at Note-able Scraps.   Back-to-Homeschool can be such a wonderful time of year!  My four children claim to love the time off of school during summer break, but truth be told, once summer camp and all the fun trips are over, they are bored and ready to get […]

10 Reasons to Use Compass Classroom Curriculum!


  We’ve provided lots of free lessons and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee so you can feel confident in your curriculum purchases. But if you need more reasons to save, here you go: 10 Reasons to Use Compass Classroom Curriculum: LATIN aids in mastery of English and enhances SAT and ACT scores. (Plus, kids think it’s pretty fun.) […]

Hands-on History: American History Games

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Have you heard the myth that the game of baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday, a Union General during the Civil War who grew up in Cooperstown, New York? There is not a whole lot of evidence supporting this idea, but the fact that the Baseball Hall of Fame now resides in Cooperstown forever links […]

Hands-on History: 3 Simple Diorama Ideas


America’s history is replete with exciting stories of gallantry, courage, adventure, and sacrifice. Those who see history as a frustrating array of dates and dead people have never had their imaginations captured by history’s grandness and greatness. There are many tools to help capture a child’s imagination and fuel their love of learning history. The […]

Which Founding Fathers Died on the 4th of July 50 years after 1776?

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

They were both intellectual founding fathers and dubbed the “North and South Poles” of the states by their mutual friend Benjamin Rush. They were both fathers of the Declaration of Independence — one in ideas and one in language. They were both ambassadors and together suffered the humiliation of George III turning his back upon […]

How do you make the greatest film romance?

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In 1927, one of the most famous German filmmakers was given a blank check to make any film he wanted in Hollywood. F.W. Murnau ended up creating a mysterious romance that may be one of the greatest films ever made – and there isn’t one word in it: Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. The story is redemptively […]

Is the US really a free market?


What does that mean to me and you? Economics is one of the most important topics for any of us to understand, especially our children. Words like captialism, free market, socialism and fascism get thrown around a lot – but does anyone know what they really mean?  Here’s a quick explanation of basic economic concepts […]